Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
12oz bottle poured into my Rodenbach Grand Cru tulip... A medium brown body, murky with way too many bottles. Lots of light tan head, about four fingers. The head is big bubbles, ugly. Good retention and lacing... The aroma smells like cardboard drenched in a quad. Plums, malt, cocoa and alcohol. Malt balance is off, not a big fan of this... The taste has the same off malt but it works here. Some stronger cocoa and nice nuttiness balance it out. This is an extremely sweet brown but very drinkable. Intrigued and impressed. Probably wouldn't buy it again but if on tap I'd drink it.
03-23-2011 00:35:33 | More by jrallen34
4/5 rDev +4.2%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a half inch of long-lasting head and good lacing. Had a brown color and somewhat cloudy consistency.
S: Smelled of roasted malt, sugars and a nuttiness.
T: Flavored with roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a nutty quality. Not badly done.
M: A decent amount of carbonation and a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.
D: This is a drinkable, well-made beer. A good example of an English brown ale not actually from England.
12-03-2008 20:40:07 | More by avalon07
4.15/5 rDev +8.1%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a hazy brownish/red color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. It smells like caramel malt, strawberries, and a bit of hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like dried strawberries, caramel and roasted malt, grassy and citrusy hops, and some bittersweet chocolate. Not quite what I expected from this brew, but it's a pleasant surprise. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has a bit lower than average carbonation and it's a bit oily and slick. Drinkability is pretty good, it's very easy to drink. This definitely isn't your typical brown ale, and I like it a lot. If it wasn't for the price ($4.99 a bottle) I'd pick this up more often. If you get a chance to try one, you should. Recommended.
09-13-2008 01:17:23 | More by bluejacket74
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
12 oz bottle without a freshness date pours a very clear crimson color with a large, thick and impressive tan foam. Lacing is pretty sick and retention is quite good.
Nose is equal parts dark fruit and caramel sweet malt. Macerated raisins with some prominent yeast esters. Not bad and British Brown Ale is what came to mind smelling this beer.
Dark fruits again make it to the flavor along with a smoky, malty and mineral edge making it pretty true to style. A grassy hop bitterness intercedes the sweet finish along with a hint of toast. Could use some refinement on the carbonation levels and also I could use a bit more toasted malt flavors. Otherwise, a surprisingly solid brown ale...from Japan, no less. Baird is making some pretty tasty ales over there.
07-02-2010 13:22:33 | More by twiggamortis420
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
Inviting aroma is strong and malty with a nice undertone of fruit and a hint of brown sugar. Pours with a VERY thick and fluffy, and fairly persistent, cream-white head. Beer itself is a clear, warm mahogany. Flavor is very pleasing, malty with an undertone of hoppy bitterness and hints of fruit and honey sweetness. Texture is very smooth, slightly tingly, quite pleasant.
02-15-2010 00:04:36 | More by Cyberkedi
4/5 rDev +4.2%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2012. The color was brown with a large quantity of foamy, beige head. The aroma was powerful with a great dose of barley, malts, nuts, and yeast. At first it felt like an aged barleywine (but only for a moment). The texture was about medium with an astringent quality to it. Sweet barley malts broke through on the first sip with a warming hop character that grew with each new sip. Av decent Brown Ale.
06-08-2012 01:45:09 | More by puboflyons
4/5 rDev +4.2%
Recently stumbled across my notes from The Festival 2012. Lets do this!
A - Poured a nice solid hazy brown hue with a good creamy light brown head that fades to leave a thin, soft blanket.
S - Aromas are tons of barley, sugars, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Nice.
T - Taste is more of the same with the hops and caramel mxing to create a bit of an herbal tea thing. Not really a huge fan, but darn are the citrus hops solid!
M - Mouthfeel is solid for the style. Very drinkable.
O - Overall, solid assessable offering for Baird.
06-13-2013 15:49:10 | More by rudzud
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
Pours brown with a large, lasting head. Nose shows spicy, fruity hops, caramel and nutty notes. Lots of resinous pine in there. Bit of a clash to be honest. Flavours are similarly hoppy, again mainly pine. Seems a bit one-dimensional and almost harsh. Carbonation is pretty full-on.
08-31-2011 12:46:22 | More by CrazyDavros
4.33/5 rDev +12.8%
This brew pours a nice copper hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a two finger cappicino laced head with sticky lacing all over the place,the smell is quite different to most other brown ales ive had as this smell reminds me more of a belgian dark ale with aromas of fruitcake,dark fruits,cabernet merlot and some feint piney hops,it has a nice medium bodied mouthfeel which is perfectly carbonated and the taste is very different to the smell with piney hops on the forefront and althrough out combined with caramel malts and a touch of dark grapes which is curbtailed by the hoppy bitterness and i think the clash of this sweet and bitter end really rounds out this brew to give it a nice bittersweet finish and to be quite honest i like it,overall this is the second offering ive sampled out of 7 from this brewery and if they are anything like this quality ill be very happy,definately recommend and will buy again without doubt.
10-29-2010 05:35:59 | More by ADZA
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
Sampled on tap at Popeye in Tokyo.
This ale poured a hazy, reddish-brown color with off-white foam that left some lace on the glass. The smell was floral (cascade) hops with a bit of malt. The taste was sweet malt with both floral and bitter hop flavors. Not overly complex, but nice. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and carbonation. The aftertaste was hoppy. This was a nicely drinkable ale. Very easy to drink.
06-19-2003 09:46:52 | More by UncleJimbo
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
A: Cloudy dirty, red-hued brown in color. Forms a minimal off-white head that offers little retention and disappears quickly. No lacing.
S: Molasses. Bread, dark malty-fruits, and a little yeast.
T: Starts off with a dark malty sweetness. Fruity. Brown sugar. All the while there is a bit of a yeasty funkiness that intermingles with everything. Mild bitterness.
M: Medium in body. A bit light for the style. Lower carbonation. Mild bitterness.
O: A pretty good take on the brown ale, though I'm not a fan of the yeasty funk this beer offers up.
08-25-2011 23:31:42 | More by Florida9
3.73/5 rDev -2.9%
12 oz. Solid brown pour, cream head. Malt, nutty, grass aroma. Tastes quite bit nutty, slight roast malt, molasses, good hop character. Well balanced and drinkable. Little metallic, clean finishing. A solid brown ale, maybe a bit hoppy, but not bad at all. Could make a case that this is a border line brown style but more amber like.
04-04-2009 14:58:46 | More by Bung
4/5 rDev +4.2%
12oz bottle bought a long time ago at DeCicco's in Ardsley NY.
Appearance: Nice crimson mahogany with a 1 finger dirty khaki crown that displays good retention and lace.
Smell: Loads of malt, a dash of chocolate, a tinge of alcohol, and a slight faded hop note (old bottle)
Taste: Same as the nose but with an english yeast twang in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied with a really creamy crown.
Drinkability: goes down easy.
I would like to revisit a fresh bottle some time.
07-15-2011 03:23:55 | More by koopa
4.22/5 rDev +9.9%
On tap at Popeyes In Tokyo.
This is an interesting brown ale, and the dominant grapefruit notes seem to make it more similar to American versions than British.
Oak body with red highlights and an off-white head that leaves some foamy globs of lace. Strong malty aroma, with brown bread, brown sugar and browned nuts. Likewise, the flavour is malt-driven, but not without a surprising hop bite. Bready and nutty, the malts provide a great depth and sweetness to this beer, with undertones of toffee and vanilla. This is more than balanced out by a healthy splash of grapefruit, and a refreshingly moderate bitterness. Both body and carbonation are medium and well-suited to the style.
I liked this beer a lot, and I felt it had a hell of a lot more flavour and complexity than I would expect from a brown ale. If it was available at a reasonable price, this would be a staple for me.
07-02-2009 15:02:11 | More by bobsy
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
Thanks to Jim at Sherbrooke for the sample. From a 360 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed brown hue, massive chunky white head with excellent retention.
Dry nutty malt on the nose, mild chocolate, with some leafy, grassy hops.
Nutty malt, faint hints of chocolate, dry spicy hops on the finish.
Medium-light mouthfeel, thin and slick texture, moderate carbonation.
An okay American Brown Ale, no way this is an English Brown as it's currently listed under on this site as of this writing. Dry and hoppy, it's a decent easy drinker.
04-06-2011 07:57:11 | More by IronDjinn
2.95/5 rDev -23.2%
This was a new addition to the beer menu at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago, so I decided to give it a try. $8 for a 12oz brown bottle with no freshness date, but they do get extra credit for their artsy label.
The beer poured a clear mahogany red color with a 2-finger beige head that lasted awhile and left plenty of decent lacing.
Weak nose - just a little bready with some added caramel sweetness.
Hmm ... This is pretty hoppy for an English Brown Ale. It has a touch of caramel sweetness for balance, but this is mainly a mix of piny hop bitterness and red wine tartness. Not bad - not good. Certainly different and worth a try.
Medium body with low carbonation.
Very drinkable, but not sure it belongs in the English Brown category.
10-21-2011 09:28:11 | More by matjack85
4.5/5 rDev +17.2%
Had a pint of this at the Baird Beer Harajuku Taproom. A beautiful clear brown ale with a nice thin white head on it. Amazing aroma full of nuts, hops, caramel, and wheat. The taste blew me away... so smooth and powerful yet not overwhelming even for dinner. Couldn't put this one down! The mouthfeel was perfect too, not overly carbonated, and left a smooth feel in the throat unlike some other brown ales. If you have a chance, grab this and enjoy it! It is one of the more ubiquitous bottled Bairds out there!
Had this on tap again at the Nakameguro taproom. Still amazing, but lowered the score for smell and overall. Not the greatest brown ale on the planet, but close!
06-21-2014 05:50:32 | More by shigg85
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a handglass.
A: Medium brown. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, brown-white head. Settles very slowly and unevenly, leaving some dry sticky residue behind as it does. Persistent lacing.
S: Roasted malt, plenty of raisin and molasses and some tea leaf.
T: Very woody roasted malt. Slight peaty bitterness.
M: Bitter notes linger on the palate briefly before disappearing into the nether.
D: Not much resistance but worth savoring.
Atmosphere is excellent. Very nice frothy head, and plenty of persistent lacing. Nose is roasted malt accentuated with sweet and herbal components. Hearty wood-roasted malt with a little bitter finish. Overall, this is a really good quaff.
07-13-2013 03:49:59 | More by bmwats
4.05/5 rDev +5.5%
Appearance is deep brown in color and slightly opaque. Some carbonation but disappates quickly. Smell is a sweet malts with brown sugar and/or maple. Detect a hint of sour maybe from the generous hopping. Taste is well balanced with the malts appearing first and quickly finished with a hop twang but not over the top.
09-16-2012 04:44:45 | More by Oakenator
4/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is an amber-brown hue, topped by a thin, creamy white head. Aroma of caramel malt with a hint of mocha-like roastiness, along with a hint of mellow, fruity hops. Palate is mildly sweet up front, with the caramel and darker malts playing off of one another quite nicely. The slightly smoky roasted malt emerges mid-palate, tempered by a mild sweetness that lasts on through the finish. The medium body conveys the flavor well and is appropriate for the style. This is a highly drinkable brown ale, one that I'd drink a lot more of in the future if it weren't $4/bottle.
08-22-2008 06:35:44 | More by ElGordo
Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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